I am the National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative.
August 30, 2018
We are committed to ending youth incarceration, closing youth prisons, and investing in community-based programs, services and opportunities.
I was committed to being an asset to my community instead of a liability.
I have worked in human services for many years with the hungry, homeless and formerly incarcerated.
I want to leave a legacy of humanizing this thing called justice.
I served 14 years in New York State prisons, and it was while I was incarcerated in the Woodbourne Correctional Facility that I discovered my passion
I Have a Real Sense Each Day That the Things I’m Working on are Actually Going to Result in Meaningful Policy Change
August 9, 2018
The Leading with Conviction training is reinforcing the importance of building strong partnerships with grassroots leadership.
I Believe in Approaching Things from a Place of Possibility. If We Lose Hope, Then We Have Nothing.
JustLeadershipUSA and LwC keep me hopeful as well.
Vidal’s Corner Episode 2: Voting in New York while on Parole
August 8, 2018
JLUSA Community Organizer Vidal Guzman discusses voting on parole in New York State.
A New Normal in Philadelphia: A Dispatch from the Field
July 11, 2018
Reuben Jones charts the enormous progress of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign.
#CLOSEmsdf: A Dispatch from the Field
June 26, 2018
The #CLOSEmsdf Campaign is going strong, and we’ve only just begun.
Vidal’s Corner Episode 1: Ending the Gang Database in New York City
May 24, 2018
Vidal Guzman breaks down why the NYPD gang database must end
The Sleeping Giant
May 22, 2018
JLUSA Fair Hiring Project Coordinator Megan French-Marcelin sits down with Norris Henderson, founder and Executive director of VOTE.
I am the Policy Coordinator for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition in Los Angeles.
May 17, 2018
We provide hundreds of formerly incarcerated people with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education.